Mario Deschamps's blog

What to expect while in Vietnam - Oh my......

June 6th, 2013 8:00 PM

During my recent orientation training in Toronto on June 1 and 2, several people spoke to me about safety while crossing the street.  They informed me to ensure that I cross at the intersections.  Well, I decided to do a little research and to my disbelief I figured out why they were saying what they said.  However, my next question was, where are the crosswalks.  See for yourself. LOL


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So all my paper work is in and I am now waiting further details.  I will be starting my immunizations next week which will consist of Hepatitis A & B, Japanese Encephalitis, and Typhoid.  Oh yeah, I can't forget the Malaria medications.

In respect to my mandate, here is a video I found and would like to share.


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Again, thanks for following me along my journey.  I will be arriving in Vietnam in early August.

My mandate and preparation

May 15th, 2013 8:00 PM

Hello all,

This first blog is to inform you that I will be based with the community partner Hoa Sua School in Vietnam as a Fire Prevention and Health Safety Advisor.

I am in the beginning stages of preparing for my mandate which will entail training, back ground check, and of course vaccinations.

I will add blogs and photographs along the way.

For those who comment on my blog, please ensure to add your names at the bottom of your comments so I see who has posted the comment.

Looking forward to hearing from you.